Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.